Created: 1928 - Recognised: 1936
08/06/2009 18:17 +0300
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The Republic of Malta,
located in the Mediterranean Sea about 100km south of
Sicily, consists of the islands of Malta, Gozo, and Comino,
and the tiny, uninhabited islands of Cominotto and Filfla.
The total land area is 316 square km, of which the area of
the largest island, Malta, is 246 square km.
The islands consist of
low-lying coralline limestone plateaus surrounded by
impermeable clay slopes. The highest point is 239m above sea
The climate is dry and
temperate, with a mean temperature of 19°C. Winters are
moist and mild and summers are hot and dry but moderated by
ocean breezes. Average annual rainfall is about 530mm.
Malta has hosted the Games
of the Small States of Europe twice, in 1993 and 2003. The
Mediterranean nation is currently sixth in the overall
medals table, with its highest ranking of fourth place
achieved at home in 2003.